The guided tour to Sachsenhausen was definitely worth booking. We had a person from Original Berlin Walks meeting us at the Metro station and directed us to our tour guide - using metro transport. Our tour guide should definitely be highly praised for he was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the somber history in a very plain and user friendly way, in such a way that even my 11 and 14 years old girls were able to follow.VERY WELL DONE. Moreover he was able to communicate in very good English (unlike the heavily accented English of some other guides we experienced on other tours). Another plus is the fact that the guide showed personal interest in all members of the group to the point that he looked for all of us on the metro (which was rather packed) to ensure that we all knew how to reach our destination.
The Sachsenhausen Memorial was itself the peek highlight of our holiday. We highly recommend dedicating a day to reflect on such brutal experiences human nature is able to conduct, in between the fun and excitement the city of Berlin can offer.
Just remember to take a packed lunch with you and wear adequate walking shoes. Since not much shelter is to be found on site one needs to go equipped with rain jacket/ umbrella or sun block, as the case may be.
Our tour guide Ryan was the best tour guide I came across over my entire European holiday. He was knowledgeable, passionate and experienced.
Smooth and comfortable experience for travel to and from Sachsenhausen. Great guide. Definitely worth doing guided tour.
Despite difficulties experienced on the journey from the meeting point to the camp due to overcrowding on the regional train and extremely high temperatures during the day my wife and I found the trip completely fulfilling. This was, to no small measure, due to the way our guide (Kevin) escorted the tour and provided enlightening information as to the history and function of the camp. He provided an excellent oversight of the political and economic environment that existed over the period and enabled us to understand how the events that occurred were engineered and also how the camp had been used by opposing sides in similar ways. The value of this in providing a full understanding of how such an abomination came to exist and how it then developed was far reaching and the importance of the lessons that must be learnt cannot be overstated.
We would highly recommend the tour for the reasons given and hope that others might gain a greater understanding of the way that state and political manipulation can produce such horrific results.
Five stars for our guide, Jonny. Obviously not five stars for a place that brought terror to tens of thousands. The tour was informative and I learned so much. Jonny was kind to all of us and quite knowledgable. Make sure you bring a lunch on this tour as a concentration camp doesn't have shops. Visiting a camp is a must while in Germany as we should never forget the crimes against humanity that took place there. If you're big hearted, bring some tissues. There should be larger signs at the concrete slabs where the remains of prisoners are buried as people were sitting on them like they were benches and I thought it was quit disrespectful.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided good insight throughout the tour. Highly recommended.
I gave this a 5 mainly because of our guide Rick. Got us to think outside the square on how as humans we are capable of such attrocities. Wasnt a pleasant day but had to be done
Our guide was very knowledgeable. We had plenty of time to see many of the sites. Although we started late (previous guide did not show up, supposedly "slept in"), it was easy to get there (even though we had to switch several trains due to construction on many platforms).
I would have liked to see a couple of other places that he chose not to see, possibly have time to see things on our own that others on the tour were not interested in. Perhaps on subsequent tours there will be that allotted time to "roam" and then meet up later.
Interesting story of one survivor that he spoke sbout gave this camp a sad but personal feel for what all these men went through.
Suzanne R United Kingdom
Humbling and harrowing are 2 words that come to mind. Our guide met us at Berlin and took us by train to Sachsenhausen. Darren was really respectful in sharing his vast knowledge of this camp. the tour was a good length and we were given the choice to stay at the end if we wanted to or travel back with the guide. This was an experience that I would not have missed.
Thanks to Darren for the informative, interesting and educational tour. We could have self toured but it really wouldn't have been the same. A real experience that no visit to Berlin should go without.
Excellent tour and guide. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Berlin.
This tour was excellent, the guide was amazing, I felt like a student with a teacher, a vocational teacher named Kevin. He took the time to show us everything in detail. I learned a lot. What an experience!
The Guide (Richard) was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and thorough with his explanation of events and facts.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and respectful of such a sensitive topic. He stuck to the facts and didn't try to embellish history, which was very refreshing. I would definitely do a tour like this again.
We have taken many guided tours while traveling all over the world. Our guide was with out question the best guide we have ever had. He did not miss a beat . His knowledge of the camp was amazing. He answered everything that was asked of him. That is the guide i would reccomend to everyone. I beleive his name was Kevin.
Excellent tour very moving. Our guide Kevin was excellent and very knowledgeable. A must if you are wanting to understand Berlins past.
Both Finn,our guide, and this tour were both amazing! Finn is very discreet and respectful to all.
Although the content of this tour is confronting it is also fascinating.
We were impressed with every aspect. Highly recommend it.
Neos family from Australia.
Enjoyed it a great deal, very educational and the guide was very knowledgeable. The kids and I learned a lot from the experience.
This was a great tour...our guide, Dennis, was very entertaining, passionate about the subject matter and knowledgeable. One thing that is NOT mentioned on the Viator site...and you don't find out until you are at the tour meeting place...is that there is no food available for purchase on the tour. There is a lunch break, but folks who booked thru other means seemed to know to BRING FOOD.
Fantastic. Our tour guide was Rick from Pitsberg Pennsylvania. Best tour guide on the whole trip. He had tonnes of knowledge and was so so passionate. He made a special effort to get to know everyone in the group whilst walking between stops. Great guy and an interesting/eyeopening tour, emotional.